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17th September 2018 @ 10:30 am - 21st September 2018 @ 4:30 pm


September 17th @ 10:30 amSeptember 21st @ 4:30 pm


Equine Facilitated Learning Accredited Diploma.
We are offering an in depth, very practical, hands on training course here at Horse Haven Uk.
It has been very popular and we are very proud that many of our previous students from this year have left with the confidence to set up on their own, not just in the UK but overseas too and are already doing some great work helping others to make positive life changes.

The course has been written by myself, Suzannah. I have been working on it for a long time and it has come about from our experiences and pleasure of working with EFL clients here, seeing positive change as a result of horses helping people.

The training has been approved and accredited by the “Institute for Animal Care Education”.  I have chosen this organisation as we feel the care of the horses is of utmost importance for this type of work.

The 5 day training will be held at Horse Haven Uk in Somerset , near Glastonbury.


Limited accommodation can be provided on site by arrangement and a list of local accommodation will be sent to anyone wishing to attend.

The training will involve classroom work, requirements for setting up your business, selection, training and care of the therapy horse.  Health and Safety etc. We also cover effective ways to market your business.

You will learn to set up a variety of courses and create the right environment for your future clients in order that they get maximum benefits from their experience with the horses.

There will be lots of practical, hands on experience with our therapy horses and by the end of the week you should be confident in your ability to go out there and do the work yourselves.

You will be assessed throughout the course and day 5 will be your final assessment working with case studies which we provide.

The case studies are volunteers that come along to experience the benefits of EFL and give you valuable feedback.

If successful in the assessments (we want you to succeed and will do everything we can to help you) you will receive a diploma from Horse Haven Uk, followed in the post by a diploma from the Institute for Animal Care Education.

The HHUK diploma will enable you to obtain insurance for your future business at a reduced rate through our insurers.







In the unlikely event that any student doesn’t meet the final requirements they will be offered the opportunity to come back for 2 days mentoring to work on the areas that didn’t quite meet the standard of assessment.

Your tutors will be Suzannah Leighton and Dean Dibble.  Helen Williams is part of our team and will be there to help and support you in all areas throughout your training.



Suzannah is a qualified Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Coach, Certified Kinetic Shift Practitioner/Trainer with the UK Hypnosis Academy and Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro linguistic programming) with over 20 years experience as a therapist. She also has certificates in EFL and advanced EFT.







Dean is an equine behaviourist, trainer, coach, hypnotherapist and holds a diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy.








Helen is an experienced horse handler, care worker, hypnotherapist and has a diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy.






There will be ongoing support for anyone that has successfully completed the course and you will have access to both Suzannah and Dean by email and telephone.  We are always at hand to help with any enquiries or issues that may arise for you.

You will be added to our private FB group with other HHUK diploma Facilitators in order to share, support, help and have fun together.  We have become a family and love to share ideas with each other.

Groups will be small in order that everyone gets optimum support during the 5 days.

If you have a group (minimum of 6 people, maximum of 8) that might be interested in doing this training together, alternative dates can be arranged to suit.

The cost of the 5 day training will be £850 plus accommodation and a non-refundable deposit of £250 is required on booking.  The remaining balance to be paid 2 weeks before commencement of the course.

We strive to ensure that successful candidates, having achieved the diploma will be confident and competent to go out there and deliver the goods after this training.

Join our happy team, ring me today on 07545 139009

To book on this training please contact suzannah@horsehavenuk.com or by telephone on 07545 139009 to discuss payment methods.


What Others Have Said:

Lindsay Howard-Dean

Highly recommend this course, it was exactly what I wanted & fabulously Facilitated.

Sorel T

Well! What can I say about this place? I went on an EFL course taking all of my baggage with me, trust me I have a lot!! I was greeted with so much love and support from both human and equine that I came away a very different person indeed. I cannot praise them enough and cannot recommend them highly enough either! The horses are amazingly happy and relaxed, always ready to help the needy and sometimes when the needy don’t even know they are needy!! I am not a people person but I would happily spend the rest of my life in the company of the Horsehaven crew because there is absolutely no judgement or pressure, when I was ready, they were waiting with kindness and love. I will be going back!!

Mareile B

I have attended several courses at Horse Haven Uk. Among others: ‘Mindfulness with Horses’ and ‘Equine Facilitated Learning’. The courses are well run and the owners and staff are knowledgeable and empathic. The therapy horses are in excellent condition and enjoy their work. The setting is gorgeous and time itself appears to slow down.

Equine Facilitated Learning Course

Genuine and knowledgeable trainers who get the most out of their students. The horses are kept naturally and treated with kindness and respect. Excellent experience!

EFL diploma course

Amazing week training with Susannah, Dean and Helen and all the horses, at Horsehaven!
Really practical and applied course, really helped to build my confidence to a point where I feel ready to practice.
I was hoping for training, holiday and retreat all rolled into one and it totally surpassed all expectations!
An idyllic location, surrounded by happy, friendly animals and welcoming, supportive humans. Yummy, healthy food to top it off
Totally recommended and will be returning for sure!

Kat E

EFL Diploma course

I highly recommend Horsehaven Uk having been on several workshops and recently completing the EFL Diploma course. Suzannah and Dean are extremely knowledgable and go out of their way to ensure that clients have a worthwhile experience.
I’m lucky to live close by and it is a place that always grounds me and draws me back again.
The lunches are fantastic and the horses are well looked after and extremely happy in their environment.
Whichever activity you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Heidi B


17th September 2018 @ 10:30 am
21st September 2018 @ 4:30 pm
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